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Cooking glossary

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Beat

To beat an ingredient or combination of ingredients vigorously, using a spoon, whisk, electric mixer or fork. Beating can be used as a method to soften and blend ingredients or to incorporate air into a mixture.

Beaten

Ingredients or an ingredient that has been agitated vigorously using a spoon, whisk, electric mixer or fork, eg spoon the beaten cream over the cake or add the beaten ingredients to the flour.